Performance Facility

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is a leading year-round presenter of performing arts, film, educational and family programs for the Berkshires and neighboring communities. Through programs of the highest quality in dance, music, theatre and opera, we offer a diversity of talent on the stage and screen of our beautifully restored historic theater.

The Mahaiwe marries the beauty, warmth and intimacy of a turn-of-the-century proscenium theater with the latest in stage technology. The theater is easily accessible from New York and Boston, in the vibrant Berkshire downtown of Great Barrington.  Built in 1905 and meticulously restored in 2005, the Mahaiwe is a fully equipped fly house, with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, digital video and film projection technology.

The Mahaiwe enjoys a devoted audience of local residents, weekenders and tourists, drawing over 40,000 visitors per year from through Berkshire County, New England, New York, and around the country.

The Mahaiwe is available for rental and is ideal for a variety of corporate, social, non-profit and arts-related events, including public performances and lectures, meetings and conferences, fundraising events, private parties, theater workshops/pre-production/residencies, rehearsal space, recording sessions, and photo/film/video shoots.

Primary Discipline


Additional Disciplines

Theater - General


Audio or Video Recording
Broadcast Production
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Theater Technical Production
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 2003
  • Approx. 80 events per year
  • Has venues available
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, County-wide, Surrounding States/Region
  • Seasons active: Year round